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DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 8:46 | Comments Off
DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don Schumacher Racing teammates Antron Brown and Spencer Massey remain in lockstep for the NHRA Top Fuel title nearing the mid-point of the 2012 Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. And for Massey, staging against Brown is like staring through the looking glass.
“Oh yeah, that’s going to be a car [...]

Finals Field Set At Gateway
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 18:03 | Comments Off
Finals Field Set At Gateway

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Antron Brown raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel capping a record-setting two days of qualifying at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as [...]

Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 9:19 | 3 Comments
Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some racing thoughts:
The old mailback seems to tell this story: Fans think hiring Kurt Busch was a huge mistake on the part of Furniture Row Racing.
The thought here is that that is probably true –  if Furniture Row is more concerned about its image than with improving on-track performance.
The current [...]

Brown Leads Record-Setting Day At Gateway
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Brown Leads Record-Setting Day At Gateway

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Antron Brown led a record-setting day of qualifying Friday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Top Fuel driver Brown and the rest of the NHRA teams took advantage of cool fall temperatures in the St. Louis area that led to a parade of track records in all four [...]

Rules Have Screamin’ Eagle Riders Screamin’ Foul
Wednesday, 26 Sep, 2012 – 8:10 | One Comment
Rules Have Screamin’ Eagle Riders Screamin’ Foul

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Season-long form failed to prevail Sunday afternoon at the Texas Motorplex, where neither Eddie Krawiec nor Andrew Hines and their Harley-Davidsons rolled out of the tunnel and into the Pro Stock Motorcycle final of the 27th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals.
New Braunfels, Texas resident Michael Ray [...]

Brown Wins But Is Not Lone Star In Texas
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2012 – 19:32 | Comments Off
Brown Wins But Is Not Lone Star In Texas

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Antron Brown of Don Schumacher Racing raced to the Top Fuel victory Sunday at the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the famed all-concrete Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Bob Tasca (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the second of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle [...]

Forces Are Learning About Each Other at 300 mph
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2012 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Forces Are Learning About Each Other at 300 mph

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Fifteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force describes daughter Courtney as an extrovert, daughter Ashley as an introvert and third daughter Brittany, well, he admits he has yet to figure out their 26-year-old sister.
However, there is one thing Courtney and Ashley have in common – both are [...]

The Forces Are Powerful In Texas
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2012 – 19:49 | Comments Off
The Forces Are Powerful In Texas

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John Force raced to the $100,000 victory in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Saturday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas.
Force edged Shootout top seed Ron Capps in the final round of the lucrative specialty race that featured eight Funny Car winners from the 17-race regular season. Force powered his [...]

Courtney Force Zooms To P1 At Motorplex
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Zooms To P1 At Motorplex

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Courtney Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the all-concrete Texas Motorplex near Dallas.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also led their categories at the second of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle [...]

A Championship Would Cap Capps’ Career
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 17:31 | Comments Off
A Championship Would Cap Capps’ Career

ENNIS, Texas – Ron Capps is to the NHRA Funny Car class what Mark Martin is to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series – arguably, the best driver never to have won a championship.
Capps’ pursuit of that elusive first world title recently prompted him to network with a driver familiar with the art of closing the deal, [...]